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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Make Your Own Bling!!!!!!! Save TONS of Money!!!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!  Today is Tuesday Tutorial Day at Colorful Creations and I'm up for the bid!!!  I found this FABULOUS tutorial on the Frosted Design's Website and decided to share it with all of you!!! This really should be shared with every crafter who likes to use bling, but hates to spend money on all those beautiful swirls!!!

(If you haven't stopped in for my "Enabler" Giveaway yet, there's still time!!!!! Click HERE for details!!!) 

Making Your Own Bling with Liquid Pearls or Puffy Paint

Here's what you'll need:
~Flourish Bling Template (I downloaded several images just by "Googling" "flourish bling swirls" into my browser)

~Transparency (I usually use what I have... All clear stamp packs usually come with two pieces so I keep one as a "spare" for special projects.  Some embellishment packs come with some as backing for the adhesive pieces.  Just keep them when you're done with the package in case you need it in the future!!!)

~Liquid Pearls (Silver, Pink, and White used here), Puffy Paint, or something similar

Start by choosing which swirl templates you are going to use.  Here are some of the ones I found online, then printed onto cardstock at a height of about 5.5 inches.

These are the two I choose to use:

Now you're going to adhere your transparency right over top of the paper.  I used double sided tape, then cut off any excess.

Start to fill in the "dots" using your Liquid Pearls (puffy paint, or something similar), trying to keep them the same size as the "dots" on the template so that it all blends well at the end.  (If you mess up, DON'T WORRY!!!  It will wipe right off the transparency so you can fix it!) Here's a look:

This is what it should look like before you cut it out:

Set your "BLING" aside until dry.  (Liquid Pearls don't take very long to dry so I waited about thirty minutes, creating more bling in the process!!!)

Once the bling has dried, remove the paper behind the transparency and "fussy cut" your bling out, getting as close to the bling as possible so you don't see any excess transparency.  You may use scissors or a craft knife.  I tried both and found that my Cutter Bee scissors worked far better than my craft knife and I was able to get closer to the bling.  I used my craft knife to get in the "hard to reach" areas!  

Here's what it will look like when you're done:

Isn't it beautiful?!?  And it costs nearly nothing to make!!!   Here are all the ones I made using the two different templates.  I have SEVERAL more to make though, and believe me, I WILL!!!!!

I hope this helps you in your future crafting and thanks to Frosted Designs for showing us how it's done!!!  

Well gang... Thanks for soooo much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)


  1. Those are pretty neat Brandi <3. THanks for this tip.

  2. Love this...Can't wait to do this as well.

  3. Okay this is absolutely brilliant.I cannot wait to give this a try-and think of all the other shapes you can do. Thinking Christmas-tress,ornaments. Thank you so much for this!

  4. Love this!! Guess what I will be doing tomorrow?!! lol

  5. Wow Brandi totally fantastic and soooo beautiful. A true money saver. TFS!!!!!